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Those of you that have grown their facial hair for more than a handful of days will probably be aware how itchy and uncomfortable beards can be while you’re getting accustomed to them. And if you’ve ever grown a full beard, you’re no doubt acutely aware of how bad these issues can be in the later stages of facial fuzz growth. If you either have or want to have luscious facial locks, then beard oils are an absolute must-have. Why? They not only soften the hair, but moisturise the skin underneath it, essentially eradicating the issues of beard-itching and discomfort. As well as this, they smell fantastic, and make your beard easy to comb and shape. In this article, we’re going to cover everything you need to know about beard oils, and take you through our top 5 favourites.
The first thing that it’s important to know about beard oil is that they’re not complicated. If you’ve got anything from a week to a year’s worth of facial hair growth, a small amount of beard oil will soften your hair and make it much easier to live with. Most beard oils are formulated with a blend of natural emollient oils and fragrances. If your skin is dry, this will be fantastic. But even those with acne prone or oily skin can enjoy the benefits of beard oils, as only a light application is ever required, and you’d have to be dramatically overusing your beard oil to see any comedogenic effects.
Beard oils couldn’t be any simpler to use, but the second thing that’s important to know is that they work best as part of a wider beard care routine. Take the best care of your beard by regularly shampooing it using a beard wash.
Beard washes are specially formulated to remove the dirt and grease that builds up in facial hair without damaging the skin of the face. After shampooing, add between 1 (for short beards) and 3 (for 6 months+ of growth) drops of beard oil and brush it thoroughly.
Here at Mankind, we’re often asked the question ‘Do beard oils actually work?’, and the final thing that it’s important to know about beard oils is that yes, they really do work. Anybody who’s given them a try knows that they’re a miracle product. They immediately do away with all the inconveniences associated with growing a beard. They’re also a true all-in-one solution for a number of problems. They protect and moisturise the skin underneath your beard like no other product can, all while giving off an incredible masculine scent.
The Men Rock Beard Oil – Jazz is just one scent in their wider range, all of which act like a light fragrance, as well a beard softening oil which is suitable for all skin types. Including nourishing vitamin E and natural emollients, this is a fantastic introduction to beard oils, and there are plenty more from Men Rock to try.
Formulated with pine oil, a gentle natural emollient, as well as nourishing lemongrass, and sea buckthorn extracts, the Recipe for Men Beard Elixir possesses naturally anti-fungal properties. Unknown to many, this is actually a crucial feature in preventing dryness, itchiness and flakiness under the beard, as it helps to control the level of the fungi which are native to the skin, re-balancing the skin’s natural environment.
Poraso Beard Oil is made with sunflower seed oil, avocado oil and macadamia ternifolia seed oil, as well as refreshing and rejuvenating eucalyptus. Ideal for all skin types, it will ensure healthy hair and healthy skin, while being exceptionally comfortable to wear.
Natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Green Tea, and Borage Oil make the Bulldog Beard Oil a fantastic option for those looking to combat skin dryness and an itchy beard.
The Jack Black Beard Oil is made with Purescience Technology, combining healing botanicals with certified organic ingredients. Its brown algae and carrot extract are powerfully nourishing antioxidants, whilst its Vitamin E fights skin dryness. Deeply moisturising due to its Marula and Plum oils, it also smells fantastic.
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